Thanks both for the comment !
Boy, you sure have been busy this weekend! (this from someone who said he wishes he had more time to record....)
Well, the big jobs for this year are done, the days are getting shorter, and the weather often too bad to even go out. Time at last to record some of the pile of things I've been working on the last half year.
Anyway, I don't know this piece. You're right in that it is very repetitive. But I think this is the first time I've seen you play by memory!
A simple piece like this just seeps into muscle memory after sufficient repetition. I don't think I will pull this off more often. It's nice not to have to look at the score but I can't say it helped my accuracy here. And then there's the companion piece Danza de la Gitana
Regarding the video..the sound is a little funny. There is a swimmy/swirling sound in the background. Most noticeable in the very beginning just before you start to play. I'm not totally sure if it's just my headphones, though. Could be Youtube sound quality isn't optimal either.
Not sure what supersonic extraterrestrial noise you're hearing this time. Could well be kitchen or bathroom sound. Our house is very compact.
This Halffter piece certainly sounds very kinetic. I think you make the most of it and play it with drive (even as I hear it for the first time). There is considerable repetition in this music. Had the composer introduced some contrast within it, it would have enriched it in my opinion.
Indeed so. Maybe it is up to the performer to make some variation in the repeats, as is done in baroque music. Although I have not heard any pianist do that. Maybe it would not be much the worse for leaving out the repeats.
I'm agog at all your recordings recently. You've been busy!
I'm always busy, but tend to save up for a long time and then record a lot of stuff in a short time. Not sure if this is the most efficient way of working... I think I will record another bunch of pieces coming weekend when I'm home alone